Tuesday, December 16, 2008
D’APUZZO “SENIOR AERO SPORT”
|STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 2,050. Empty wt. 1,450. Fuel capacity 36-62. Wingspan 27'0". Length 21'0". Engine 260-hp Lycoming.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 155. Cruise mph 140. Stall mph 52. Climb rate 2,000. Takeoff distance (50') 700. Landing distance (50) 900. Range 400.
The acrobatic Senior Aero Sport is available as either a single- or two-seater. One example is the grand champion homebuilt at the 1968 EAA Fly-In at Rockford, Illinois. This sport biplane has a wood-faired steel-tube fuselage and wire-braced steel-tube tail section. Fabric covers the entire airplane. The fuel supply and the front seat passenger are very close to the center of gravity, so trim is little affected by expending fuel or by the presence or absence of a passenger. A variety of engines can be used from 190 to 260 hp.